THE SIEGE OF ISFAHAN by Jean-Christophe Rufin

THE SIEGE OF ISFAHAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This heavy-breathing sequel to Rufin’s popular romantic adventure and surprise Prix Goncourt winner, The Abyssinian (not reviewed), takes stalwart apothecary Jean-Baptiste Poncet from his homeland to Russia (in the early 19th century), and a series of dangerous exploits that climax upon his return to Isfahan, then under attack by Afghanistan. Rufin works in a lot of highly colored history, as well as heavy dollops of melodrama, in a lively homage to the empurpled heyday of Rafael Sabatini. Absolute nonsense—and immensely entertaining.

Pub Date: March 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-393-04988-4
Page count: 416pp
Publisher: Norton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2001




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